PAGASA declared Storm Signals due to Typhoon Tisoy

Satellite image of Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) as of December 1, 2019, 5 pm. Image from NOAA
Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) is still heading for Bicol. Metro Manila, meanwhile, is now among the areas under Signal No. 1 as of 5 pm on Sunday, December 1.

 Even more areas were placed under tropical cyclone wind signals due to the powerful Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri) on Sunday afternoon, December 1, including the capital region of Metro Manila.

In a press briefing past 5 pm on Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Tisoy is already 595 kilometers east of Virac, Catanduanes.

It is now moving west at a slightly slower 20 kilometers per hour (km/h) from the previous 25 km/h.

The typhoon maintained its strength, with maximum winds of 140 km/h and gustiness of up to 170 km/h.

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Tisoy is expected to make landfall in Bicol between Monday evening, December 2, and early Tuesday morning, December 3.

Here is the latest list of areas under tropical cyclone wind signals, mostly in Luzon and the Visayas but with a couple in Mindanao:

Signal No. 2 (winds of 61 km/h to 120 km/h)

  • Camarines Sur
  • Catanduanes
  • Albay
  • Sorsogon
  • Northern Samar
  • Eastern Samar
  • Samar


Signal No. 1 (winds of 30 km/h to 60 km/h)
  • Aurora
  • eastern part of Nueva Ecija (Cabanatuan City, Cabiao, Gabaldon, Gapan City, General Mamerto Natividad, General Tinio, Jaen, Laur, Pantabangan, Peñaranda, Rizal, San Antonio, San Isidro, San Leonardo, Santa Rosa)
  • Rizal
  • Bulacan
  • Laguna
  • Cavite
  • Batangas
  • Metro Manila
  • Oriental Mindoro
  • Quezon including Polillo Island
  • Camarines Norte
  • Masbate including Burias Island and Ticao Island
  • Marinduque
  • Romblon
  • Aklan
  • Capiz
  • Antique
  • Iloilo
  • Guimaras
  • northern part of Negros Occidental (Bacolod City, Bago City, Cadiz City, Calatrava, Enrique B Magalona, Escalante City, La Carlota City, Manapla, Murcia, Pulupandan, Sagay City, Salvador Benedicto, San Carlos City, San Enrique, Silay City, Talisay City, Toboso, Valladolid, Victorias City)
  • northern and Metro Cebu
  • Biliran
  • Leyte
  • Southern Leyte
  • Dinagat Islands
  • Siargao Island

Monday afternoon, December 2, until Tuesday morning, December 3
  • Continuous heavy to intense rain
    • Bicol
  • Occasional to frequent heavy rain
    • Eastern Samar
    • Northern Samar
    • Samar
    • Biliran
  • Moderate to occasional heavy rain
    • Romblon
    • Marinduque
    • Quezon
  • Light to moderate rain with intermittent heavy rain
    • Cagayan Valley

Tuesday morning, December 3, until Wednesday morning, December 4
  • Frequent to continuous heavy rain
    • Metro Manila
    • Bicol
    • Calabarzon
    • Central Luzon
    • Occidental Mindoro
    • Oriental Mindoro
    • Marinduque
    • Romblon
  • Light to moderate rain with occasional heavy rain
    • rest of Luzon
    • Aklan
    • Capiz
    • northern part of Antique

PAGASA warned that the rain could trigger flash floods and landslides in areas in the typhoon's path. These include areas where events of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games are set, particularly Metro Manila, Zambales, and Pampanga.

Ahead of Tisoy's landfall, thousands of people have fled their homes.

Classes have also been suspended in some areas for Monday.

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